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Leidos Information Assurance Professional in San Diego, California


Job Description:

The Dynetics-Leidos group has an opening for an Information Assurance Professional to work in our San Diego, CA office. This is an exciting opportunity to serve as an Information Assurance professional within an established Information Security team under the direction of the Information System Security Manager (ISSM).

Primary Responsibilities

  • This role may include a combination of duties to protect information and maintain security controls for an entire system, site, or program in order to reduce risk.

  • Assist in managing risks related to the use of processing, storing, or transmitting information within an Information System.

  • Establish, implement, and manage security procedures and practices in support of customer requirements and objectives.

  • Reduce or eliminate impact to confidentiality, integrity, or availability of information and information systems.

  • Develop and update assessment and authorization documentation of information systems.

  • Manage, validate and enforce security policies and procedures outlined in the System Security Plan.

  • Take corrective action to resolve problems identified and ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Develop process for the management, review, and retention of security audit data.

  • Perform security audits IAW established procedures.

  • Establish system specific backup and recovery processes to ensure security features and procedures are properly protected and restored.

  • Conduct vulnerability management (scanning, assessment, reporting, and mitigation verification), security reviews and tests of systems to verify security features and controls are functional and effective. Take corrective action to resolve identified vulnerabilities.

  • Perform periodic maintenance on systems to include installation of operating system patches and updating virus definitions.

  • Install hardware and software as required.

  • User account management.

  • Train and educate end-users on proper security practices

Basic Qualifications

  • An active DoD Secret clearance is required for consideration.

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Information Technology/Network Administration or related discipline and 2 – 4 years’ of experience or additional years of direct experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

  • Possess a current DoD 8570.01 compliant certification for IAM Level I, e.g. Security + w/CE, or the ability to obtain either within 6 months of employment.

  • A working knowledge of Windows-based Information Systems with basic experience with LINUX operating systems.

  • The qualified candidate shall have excellent customer service skills and the ability to work independently, prioritize, schedule, and complete multiple tasks.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current DoD Top Secret clearance

  • Experience conducting security audits of information systems.

  • Extensive training or experience with Windows-based Information Systems with a working knowledge of LINUX operating systems.

  • Current Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification

  • Vulnerability assessment and analysis experience utilizing SCAP, ACAS/NESSUS and DISA STIGs

  • Experience with DoD implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and governing directives (NIST, CNSS, DCSA, etc.)

  • Familiarity with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency Assessment and Authorization Manual (DAAPM)

Pay Range: REQNUMBER: R-00068126

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.